Specialized Insect and Disease Care

Specialized Insect and Disease Care 2017-10-20T20:07:14+00:00

Knoxville and surrounding areas are very prone to specific insect and disease problems. Over the last decade, there have been several introduced pests and diseases that have affected our area. We provide control strategies for these pests to help you preserve your valuable trees and shrubs.

Emerald Ash Borer is a non-native invasive pest that was discovered in Knox County in July of 2011. This pest will attack all Ash trees and cause their death within 2-3 years. Consultree can evaluate your Ash trees, determine the correct treatment, and preserve your trees.

Boxwood blight was discovered in Knox County in 2015 and is rapidly affecting many of our boxwood varieties. Boxwood blight is a very contagious fungal disease that when contracted will spread very rapidly. Consultree has designed a prophylactic fungicide program to prevent the disease. This will aid in disease management if discovered on a property.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid are non-native pests that have been affecting our native Hemlocks for more than a decade. Let us help you protect these native treasures with our Insect Management program that ensures these trees be passed on to the next generation.

Asian Woolly Hackberry aphid is another non-native pest that attacks our Hackberry trees.  The infestation causes excessive sooty mold to form on anything that is beneath the trees.  Our Hackberry aphid program gives you annual control of these pests and helps eliminate the black sooty mold from forming on valuable plants or hardscapes beneath.